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Is L&P Stimulate for Hair Loss in the Bay Area Right for Me?

To find out if you are a good candidate for the L&P Stimulate program or the L&P Populate program, it is necessary to schedule a consultation with one of our dual-board certified surgeons who will review all of the safe and available options.

Preparing for a Hair Restoration Procedure FAQs

While many of the advanced techniques used at the Lieberman & Parikh Center for Hair Restoration are less invasive than other surgeries, they still involve methods that will cause some bleeding. Patients are advised to cut back on anything that may increase the risk of bleeding or limit healing at least a week before their scheduled procedure.

This may include:

  • Advil, ibuprofen, and similar medications
  • Alcohol intake
  • Any medications that reduce the ability to form a blood clot such as Coumadin, Plavix, and aspirin (if medically appropriate)

Talk to your primary care physician about any daily or regular medications you are required to take and how they may interact with your hair restoration plans. Your continued health and safety is most important, but a delayed or otherwise altered schedule may be possible.

Patients who don’t smoke or who stop smoking for at least two weeks before their hair restoration can have improved healing due to well-oxygenated blood and improved blood flow.

Patients will receive a more detailed list from their doctor explaining what to avoid in the days and hours preceding a procedure in order to minimize risks and complications and maximize the aesthetic outcome.

Follicular unit extraction requires that patients have the back and sides of their hair cut very closely to the scalp. For men, this typically means shaving with the razor at a No. 1 or 0 setting. While the Lieberman & Parikh Center for Hair Restoration team will cut your hair on the morning of your appointment, we recommend that male patients “try on” a shorter haircut for the back and sides about one week before coming in. While short hair is necessary for an FUE, it also gives the patient and those around him some time to get used to a new hairstyle so that a close-cropped scalp does not comes as a shock immediately after the procedure.

For women, the doctors use existing hair to cover thin strips shaved into the donor sites, so female FUE patients are encouraged to grow their hair out as long as possible and wear it in a style with the procedure in mind.

Preparation for a hair restoration procedure should include familiarizing yourself with what will come immediately after. While you will receive specific care instructions that should be followed, know that you should generally plan on taking antibiotics and other medications to help with healing, sleeping with your head elevated for about a week, refraining from strenuous physical activity for the same amount of time, avoiding vigorous hair washing for several days, and scheduling appointments for follow-up care with the doctors.

The L&P Stimulate Program

The L&P Stimulate Program for hair loss allows our Palo Alto, San Jose, and San Francisco Bay Area hair-loss patients to enjoy new hair growth without undergoing any surgical procedures. The L&P Stimulate program is designed for patients who are not ready for a NeoGraft® hair transplant but want to preserve their existing hair. It is safe, non-surgical, and incorporates a multi-modality approach to stimulating underperforming hair follicles into functioning again.

The treatment plan is always customized, after a thorough consultation with one of our hair restoration specialists, and includes a combination of FDA-approved therapies including nutraceuticals, oral supplements, and topical shampoos. Healthy hair follicles typically produce 2 to 3 strands of hair. When a person experiences hair loss or thinning, the actual hair follicles have lost their density and generally produce only a single strand of hair. If a person has been losing their hair for many years, it is likely that many of the hair follicles are too far gone to engage in stimulation techniques with the Stimulate program. For appropriate patients, some improvement in reversing the miniaturization of the follicles is usually noticed in the first couple of months of the program; however, several months of treatment are required to see a real change.

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Why Choose Drs. Lieberman & Parikh For Nonsurgical Hair Stimulation

Dual-board certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. David Lieberman and Dr. Sachin Parikh, specialize in head and neck surgery are highly experienced in the field of hair restoration. They know first-hand how experiencing hair loss can cause emotional distress and a dramatic decrease in self-confidence. Both Dr. Lieberman and Dr. Parikh stay on the forefront of hair regrowth treatments and specialize in helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals through customized, hair-regrowth treatment plans.

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Why L&P and Who Is Not a Good Candidate for L&P Stimulate for Hair Loss?

If a person has been bald or nearly bald for many years, as is the case with Dr. Lieberman, neither the L&P Stimulate program for hair loss nor the Populate program, which includes a NeoGraft hair transplant, will cause any change in the amount of hair. After a prolonged period, hair follicles die and cannot be stimulated to regrow.

In male pattern baldness, hair follicles change over time; therefore, it is necessary to have an in-person consultation to assess the condition of the follicles. If hair loss is treated early enough, hair follicles can usually be stimulated to begin growing again with a treatment plan such as the L&P Stimulate program.

Patients with a history of heavy smoking, drug or alcohol use may also not be good candidates for the treatment. Medical diagnoses such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, thrombocytopenia, hypofibrinogenemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, chronic liver disease, chronic skin diseases, and other metabolic and systemic disorders put patients at risk for this hair loss treatment.

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Hair Restoration before and after treatment

More Hair For Younger Male

This patient from San Francisco began losing hair in his 20’s and wanted to do something about it before the hair follicles became totally inactive. Fortunately, he found Drs. Lieberman and Parikh who were able to give him a successful hair transplant focusing mostly on the crown of the head. The patient loves his results and says that his confidence has been restored.

Hair Restoration before and after treatment

Hair Restoration for Silicon Valley Executive

This Silicon Valley executive came to Drs. Lieberman & Parikh because he was feeling very old around his younger co-workers and wanted to make a change. Through hair restoration, the doctors were able to bring more fullness to his hair and restore his confidence.

Hair Restoration before and after treatment

Dramatic Results for Young Man Wanting Hair Restoration

This patient of ours was having front hair loss and wanted to fill in the gaps, he felt much more confident after taking care of these small details in his appearance that made a big difference.

Hair Restoration before and after treatment

Two Days After Hair Restoration

Many patients want to know what their hair will look like immediately after a NeoGraft hair transplant. These photo show the shaved hair style this patient chose to get before the transplant and what he looked like two days afterwards. At three days, this patient felt comfortable returning to work.

Hair Restoration before and after treatment

38-Year-Old Male Gets 2200 Grafts

This 38-Year-old male from Silicon Valley found Drs. Lieberman and Parikh after he did intense research for the best hair restoration surgeons in Northern California. His hairline was receeding faster than he wanted and the overall coverage was thinning out. He got a hair transplant of 2200 grafts and is ecstatic about the results.

Is L&P Stimulate for Hair Loss in the Bay Area Right for Me?

To find out if you are a good candidate for the L&P Stimulate program or the L&P Populate program, it is necessary to schedule a consultation with one of our dual-board certified surgeons who will review all of the safe and available options.

Preparing for a Hair Restoration Procedure FAQs

While many of the advanced techniques used at the Lieberman & Parikh Center for Hair Restoration are less invasive than other surgeries, they still involve methods that will cause some bleeding. Patients are advised to cut back on anything that may increase the risk of bleeding or limit healing at least a week before their scheduled procedure.

This may include:

  • Advil, ibuprofen, and similar medications
  • Alcohol intake
  • Any medications that reduce the ability to form a blood clot such as Coumadin, Plavix, and aspirin (if medically appropriate)

Talk to your primary care physician about any daily or regular medications you are required to take and how they may interact with your hair restoration plans. Your continued health and safety is most important, but a delayed or otherwise altered schedule may be possible.

Patients who don’t smoke or who stop smoking for at least two weeks before their hair restoration can have improved healing due to well-oxygenated blood and improved blood flow.

Patients will receive a more detailed list from their doctor explaining what to avoid in the days and hours preceding a procedure in order to minimize risks and complications and maximize the aesthetic outcome.

Follicular unit extraction requires that patients have the back and sides of their hair cut very closely to the scalp. For men, this typically means shaving with the razor at a No. 1 or 0 setting. While the Lieberman & Parikh Center for Hair Restoration team will cut your hair on the morning of your appointment, we recommend that male patients “try on” a shorter haircut for the back and sides about one week before coming in. While short hair is necessary for an FUE, it also gives the patient and those around him some time to get used to a new hairstyle so that a close-cropped scalp does not comes as a shock immediately after the procedure.

For women, the doctors use existing hair to cover thin strips shaved into the donor sites, so female FUE patients are encouraged to grow their hair out as long as possible and wear it in a style with the procedure in mind.

Preparation for a hair restoration procedure should include familiarizing yourself with what will come immediately after. While you will receive specific care instructions that should be followed, know that you should generally plan on taking antibiotics and other medications to help with healing, sleeping with your head elevated for about a week, refraining from strenuous physical activity for the same amount of time, avoiding vigorous hair washing for several days, and scheduling appointments for follow-up care with the doctors.

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